Hi everyone, this has been a good but busy day for me. I was off making cards today with the girls, we always get together once a week and today was the day! This is always a lovely day that we all look forward to. I wanted to work on this card today and didn't have the original, so I posted a picture on SCS this morning so that I could have something to work from lol. However, I didn't post any instructions and I hate doing that but today it was unavoidable.
This is another thank you card that I designed for someone looking to purchase a number of cards to give to employees throughout the province of Nova Scotia so I wanted to make sure that this card said "Nova Scotia". The paper in the background is the Nova Scotia tartan and it despicts the ocean which surrounds the province and the livelyhood that it provides to the people of Nova Scotia. The ligthhouse is a Close To My Heart stamp called Perfect Day. I'm really enjoying these stamps, they are clear and very easy to position and have beautiful detail.
First I cut out a mask of the lighthouse stamp and placed it on white cardstock, I then brayed Hero Arts Shadow Ink - Pool blue for the water. I lifted the mask and stamped the lighthouse using Stazon - Jet Black. I sponged some yellow in the sky and some of the same Pool blue, keeping the colours light and soft. A finger dabber workers really well for doing skies, I like the control it gives you. I added a little bit of colour to the stamped image with watercolour pencils and an aqua pen. I always use Ink Potion #9 in my pen instead of water. It keeps the paper flat, no warping. This is a fantastic product! Kristy who owns Scrapbooking Cafe told me about it, she is wonderful! Always introducing us to great new things. Check her out at http://www.scrapbookingcafeonline.ca/